Tag Archives: humor

Latvians and their backsides

On Friday, as I had a nice early finish, I decided that it was about time I made an appointment to have my hair cut. I had been putting this off for a while, partly because I was afraid that … Continue reading

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How to pee like a Latvian

Disclaimer: I have never actually seen a Latvian woman pee. This post is based on the evidence I witness each and every time I step into a public toilet here. However, having put my ‘Horatio Caine’ thinking cap on, this … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr ‘Why Not?’

A couple of weeks ago, I had yet another eye-opening conversation with my Latvian homies. I was in a lesson and we’d just finished a rather difficult reading about a man who had left his high-powered career in finance behind … Continue reading

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A little jaunt to Germany (Part 2)

I got up at the crack of dawn the next morning (or 10am, Linda-time). After a shower and breakfast, I threw on my coat – only to discover, to my dismay, that it looked as if I’d rolled around in … Continue reading

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A little jaunt to Germany (Part 1)

With some birthday money burning a hole in my bank account, I decided it was time for a mini-break. And, as any country that takes its sausages (almost) as seriously as I do is just fine by me, Germany was … Continue reading

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Love Handles in Latvia

I’m always looking for new and interesting things to blog about so when my friend Lena called and said she needed a hand with something, I agreed straight away. Lena blogs over at Walking Mama, a website dedicated to helping new … Continue reading

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It’s Valentine’s Day. God help us all.

I’m not normally one for Valentine’s Day. Mainly because I’ve rarely had a man in my life on this particular day. I now realise that this was actually a good thing – I didn’t have to worry about what to … Continue reading

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Linda in Wonderland?

Question: What’s more entertaining than a bunch of drunk, toothless, cross-eyed Russians playing football with an empty bottle? Answer: The 16th Annual Ice Sculpture Festival in Jelgava, that’s what! Or at least that’s what I hoped on Saturday afternoon as … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Sperm Snatchers

The other day, I came across a rather ‘interesting’ thread on a Latvian discussion forum. Caution: Men might want to cover their dangly bits before reading on… A Latvian woman, clearly insane desperate to have a baby had encountered a … Continue reading

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Jānis gets Yummier

Since our first meeting, Yummy Jānis and I have been restricted to getting to know each other better via Facebook as he lives in Jelgava (of all places). It’s been an eye-opening experience. For example, I recently discovered that Yummy is quite … Continue reading

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